Right On, Mother Earth News Fair. From planetary awareness in 1970’s, to being the most hip and cool thing in sustainable home environments today, you rock!
This weekend, 18-20,000 showed up in Asheville NC for 2 days of back-to-back lectures about sustainable living and all its components: permaculture/sustainable gardening, housing alternatives, energy efficient cars and really, really good food.
Last year chickens were hot, this year worms, and next year goats are predicted to rock the charts.
I remember when Mother Earth news debuted and mesmerized a particular granola-eating, intellectual, alternative lifestyle ’70s student. (That would be me). The hip and cool, bi-monthly magazine took me by the hand into the realm of renewable energy, clean water, clean air, sprouting, homemade bread, environmental awareness and women’s rights. I learned I could have my cake and eat it too; and thanks to Mother Earth News, that cake would be organic!
Yes, I think retiring boomers are shaping the sustainable gardening/permaculture movement in America. Does this matter to you? If so, read on.
- have the time in their busy lifestyles
- know which end of a seed to plant
- have a clue how to organize their properties to be nimble and efficient sustainable gardens
- know where to start